Start the Beat and Dance

When your days
 all blur
 together, now
 You’ve lost
 the plot
 again
 You throw yourself
 diligently
 into the void
 you ebb completely
 Making way
 and breaking bread
 Crumbs of flesh
 upon your tongue
 Close your eyes
 and see everything
 With an open heart
 consume everything
 Live it up
 like it’s your final day
 Gear up, move out
 This is no place
 to stay

I know, I know
 You put it out there
 And they don’t accept it
 U grow, U grow
 Just suck it up
 This loneliness will pass
 You’ll get, you’ll get
 Your day in the sun
 if you stand ur ground and never run
 Stand up, stand up
 Embrace these trials
 Just walk, just walk
 this bloody final mile
 You lose, you lose
 your flow, your flow
 You take, you take
 the fall, the fall
 You break, you break
 You fake, you fake
 You hide, you hide
 You rhyme, you die

Displaced
 beyond
 the final scene
 Epilogue
 of mirrors
 in halls of dreams
 You hold
 your hands
 above your head
 and let go
 of wants
 You need instead
 So just cast the sack cloth off
 And break the healer’s bow
 Step in line
 before the
 saint’s death throes
 Remark to me
 Sing praises high and far
 Submit, succumb
 just be
 just be
 just be
 just be yourself

Someday these words
 will make a lick of sense
 until then, though
 just start the beat and dance


Originally published at Andrew L. Hicks.